swimming

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Athletes are prohibited by the Olympic Charter's Rule 50 from taking a political stand in the field of play — like the raised fists by American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico City Games. (AP Photo, file)
Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 2:16 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies. The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, United States' Missy Franklin reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The five-time Olympic champion is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 and a half years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:23 pm
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. She announced her plans Wednesday in a letter posted on ESPN.com . Franklin's spokeswoman says the swimmer is with her family in Colorado for the...
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps
(Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports)
October 26, 2018 - 3:23 pm
I was so down on myself, I didn't have any self-love, quite honestly I didn't want to be alive," Phelps said.
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United States' swimmer Ryan Lochte
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
October 11, 2018 - 4:31 pm
Lochte's reputation has taken other hits for issues out of the pool, notably in 2016 when he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint at a Rio de Janeiro gas station.
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Michael Phelps (USA) during the men's 100m butterfly heats
(Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)
August 01, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Clark Kent Apuada beat the record of the greatest swimmer in Olymic history by more than a full second.
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